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The Untold Story Of The Creepy Charles Manson Song In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The first time we glimpse Charles Manson's female followers in Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited Manson Family epic, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, they don't exactly…
Zach Schonfeld | August 22, 2019 - 11:09 am

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I Am The Champion Of Queen + Adam Lambert

"Can you guys believe that we've been performing together for eight years now?" No, I cannot believe it, Adam Lambert! The facts check out, though:…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2019 - 4:26 pm

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Childish Gambino Draws Biggest-Ever Crowd To Outside Lands

Since the beginning of Childish Gambino, I’ve tried to meet Donald Glover where he’s at. Across his career, the TV-writer-turned-TV-star-turned-rapper has released a string of…
Pranav Trewn | August 11, 2019 - 3:33 pm

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Twenty One Pilots Defied Categorization At Outside Lands 2019

I first came to Outside Lands six years ago. My first music festival, the experience was defined as much by what I didn't yet know…
Pranav Trewn | August 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm

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Robyn And Charli XCX Closed Pitchfork 2019 With A Night Of Left-Of-Center Pop

Over the course of its three days, Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 had a good amount of variety. Though fans of heavier music or more experimental…
Ryan Leas | July 22, 2019 - 11:44 am

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Avail Reunite In Richmond, And It’s Pretty Close To Perfect

One night, about 23 years ago, I watched a man named Beau Beau plant his feet, jut out his voluminously goateed chin, and trace a…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2019 - 9:27 am

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Stereolab Brought Revved-Up Vintage Euro Chic To Pitchfork Music Festival

The thunderstorm that forced Pitchfork Music Festival to evacuate just before 5PM Saturday was brief but powerful enough that Stereolab's 6:15 performance was suddenly in…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2019 - 3:05 pm

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Black Midi Rearranged Matter At Their Pitchfork Music Festival Aftershow

In the short amount of time Black Midi have been a band, they have stirred up a frenzy of hype in their native UK primarily…
Ryan Leas | July 21, 2019 - 2:46 pm

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Low Became One With The Heat At Pitchfork Festival 2019

"You should be ashamed of yourselves that you're not watching Mavis Staples right now." Before Low had played a single note on the first night…
Ryan Leas | July 20, 2019 - 1:45 pm

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Sky Ferreira’s Chaotic Pitchfork Set Climaxed With A Promising New Song

Sky Ferreira fans are used to waiting, and they've become accustomed to every possible obstacle manifesting itself in their hero's way. So despite a game…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2019 - 12:15 pm

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Haim Covered Paula Cole (Twice) And Proved Their Headliner Bona Fides At Pitchfork Music Festival

I gotta be honest: When Haim were announced as the Friday night headliner for Pitchfork Music Festival 2019, I was surprised. It's not that I…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2019 - 11:28 am

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With The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Vampire Weekend, NOS Alive 2019 Went All-In On Big Headliners

Each July, the festival NOS Alive takes over a stretch of land just off the water in Lisbon. If your Instagram feed is anything like…
Ryan Leas | July 14, 2019 - 2:37 pm

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The Haxan Cloak’s Beautiful, Terrifying Score Is Midsommar’s Secret Weapon

Warning: This piece contains some minor spoilers about Midsommar.
Zach Schonfeld | July 8, 2019 - 12:17 pm

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Who Should Play Elvis In Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic?

After Bohemian Rhapsody made a vast pile of money last year, we are about to experience a boom in biopics about iconic musicians. And it…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2019 - 12:47 pm

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Am I Grateful Enough For The Dead?

The phrase "I was born in the wrong generation" has become something of a meme, uttered in earnest by millennials wearing $60 distressed Rolling Stones…
Julia Gray | June 27, 2019 - 1:44 pm
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